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WORLD / PREMIUM  BRANDS  AID EXCLUSIVE 

 

Dieter Zetsche thumbs-up Paris 2014 Mercedes AMG GTMercedes on track to relegate Audi into 3rd slot 

Fast climbing Mercedes is snapping at the heels of slowing Audi, 
and when judged from the underlying global car sales trend seen during recent months, chances are that if not this year, then next 
year, Mercedes could conceivably nudge aside Audi as the second 
biggest seller of status-rich prestige cars on todayís hotly contested global stage.

  > True vintage year for Mercedes†- Bumper result for 2014
 
> Audi forced to dig deeper to retain coveted No 2 Global prestige sector slot

 


 

IN THE CURRENT EDITION:

 


 

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TRUCKS

Volvo Trucks predicting a better trucking year than most othersBottle half full - Europeís Truck Market

West Europeís truck sales figures in 2013 and 2014, thanks to the extensive pre-buying binge of Euro 5 trucks in 2013, were more akin to a distorted mirror rather than a true market barometer. Good news is that from now on this greatly distorted picture should get a great deal clearer, thus providing truck market observers with a more realistic picture of true underlying demand in the region.

  > Decemberís heavy truck market more than halved
 
> Scania would benefit greatly from VWís tested Midas touch

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE

Peugeot badge close-up 2015 Paris Motor ShowPeugeot-CitroŽn, dragged down by DS brand, slips to all-time low in Europe

The casual observer of West Europeís comparatively lively car sales scene could be puzzled by the mixed signals being sent out by PSA. While Peugeot did well to keep its first quarter sales in line with the overall market, its newest baby, the CitroŽn-based DS brand, was left way behind in the dust.

> All is not lost for Europeís long-squeezed volume carmakers

 


 

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STOCK MARKET VIEW

Piech, Winterkorn, MŁller, Porsche battle at the top AID NewsletterWagnerian tragedy on Wolfsburg stage

Winterkorn expected to see out his contract as VW CEO - MŁller, CEO of Porsche, favoured to succeed Winterkorn. Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand PiŽch has thrown the future leadership of the company into question with his withdrawal of support for VW CEO Martin Winterkorn.†Winterkorn, 67, has been in place since 2007, and was expected to take over from 77 year old PiŽch when he retires in 2017.

> Scania would benefit greatly from VWís tested Midas touch

 


 

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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Editor In ChiefUntil today, all of PiŽchís vexations ended 
in tragedy

"When storm clouds gather it is very reassuring to know that there is harmony on the bridge. Fully in keeping with that wisdom, and trauma inflicted by the pitbull attack, Winterkorn will, after all, stay at VWís helm to set sail once more towards PiŽchís coveted goals
Peter Schmidt - Editor

 
> EDITORIAL | Team effort - VW fails to keep up with the rest of the class

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE EXCLUSIVE FOR AID NEWSLETTER READERS  

Nissan Mitsubishi European sales analysis 2014 2015Innovate or die - All is not lost for Europeís long-squeezed volume carmakers

The comparatively fast transformation from also-ran status to up-and-coming consumer darling is an extremely rare phenomenon in todayís largely status driven cut-throat automotive world. And yet, Nissanís miraculous recent rebound in Europe, gives hope to some of the regionís long-suffering volume carmakers.

> Middle ranked players make most of the running

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE  

Autostadt Wolfsburg European car sales March 2015Is this the first sign of a great European turnaround story? Q1 European Sales
While Europe has picked up steam this year, US Light-Vehicle growth has progressively slowed
 
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Renault, thanks to new Twingo, now ranks among Europeís biggest gainers

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE

Opel Corsa Renault Twingo European sales 2015Burst of spring sunshine for Europeís fast-melting car market
Marchís near 11% car sales gain shines light on Europeís notably faster than feared recovery
  
> Nissanís European streak continues, outsells Toyota

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> EUROPE CAR SALES  
 

>  By country March 2015 v†March 2014
By country Q1 2015 v†Q1 2014

> EUROPE CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  March 2015 v†March 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  Q1 2015 v†Q1 2014

> GERMANY CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  March 2015 v†March 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  Q1 2015 v†Q1 2014

> TRUCKS TRUCK SALES  
 

>  By country February 2015 v February 2014
>  By country 2-months 2015 v 2-months 2014

> EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE
IN-DEPTH REPORT: MITSUBISHI  
 

In depth look into Mitsubishi's West European sales performance



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